Can The Spartans Get By The Hawkeyes?
Tomorrow is a big day in Iowa City. The MSU Spartans travel to Iowa City to clash with the Hawkeyes. The Spartans are a six and a half point road dog. MSU is coming off a stunning victory last weekend over the Wolverines of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Michigan State is led by Iowa native and their quarterback Rocky Lombardi. He is 48-75, 642 YDS, 6 TD and 2 picks.
Lombardi has surprised me so far this season. I felt that after a debilitating loss to Rutgers they couldn’t bounce back that soon to beat Michigan. No one thought that but their head coach Mel Tucker. From a receiving standpoint, freshman Ricky White also came up big last week in Ann Arbor.
The defense will have to stay aggressive. They are led by senior linebacker Antjuan Simmons. He leads the team with 22 tackles and 3.5 tackles for a loss. He has been outstanding in his first two games.
Iowa is led by their quarterback Petras. He has thrown 3 picks in two games. The Hawkeyes are 0-2 in their first two games. MSU will be tested because Iowa always plays pretty well at home. But with no fans in attendance because of the Pandemic, this should be beneficial for the traveling Spartans.
This game will be toe to leather at 12:02 p.m. EST. In the All-Time Series: Iowa leads 23-22-2 and MSU won in their last game in 2017. MSU has won three in a row over the Hawkeyes. Don’t take the Hawkeyes for granted when they play at home.
Also, take this under consideration: Iowa Native Rocky Lombardi will be playing in his home state for the first time. This can go either way in front of family and friends. He has to let the game come to him and not press. I like MSU in a close one. What do you think the outcome will be?